Din­ner to as­sist refugees

Hol­land Col­lege or­ga­niz­ing Jan. 29 fundraiser

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE PROVINCE -

Hol­land Col­lege staff and stu­dents are plan­ning a fundrais­ing din­ner to help Syr­ian fam­i­lies set­tle in P.E.I.

The din­ner will take place Fri­day, Jan. 29 at the Tourism and Culi­nary Cen­tre in Char­lot­te­town. Net pro­ceeds will go to the P.E.I. As­so­ci­a­tion for New­com­ers to Canada to as­sist Syr­ian refugees as they set­tle in Prince Ed­ward Is­land.

Austin Cle­ment, pro­gram man­ager of culi­nary and hos­pi­tal­ity pro­grams at the Culi­nary In­sti­tute of Canada, said col­lege staff and stu­dents are look­ing for­ward to the event, not only to raise funds to help the refugees, but also to show them that they are wel­come on the Is­land.

“This event is called Walk­ing with You: A Jour­ney of Love. We want to en­sure that the new­est mem­bers of our Is­land com­mu­nity know that they have a safe, friendly place to start their new lives,” he said.

Din­ner guests will enjoy an ar­ray of food and en­ter­tain­ment show­cas­ing the tal­ents of col­lege staff and stu­dents. There will also be a silent auc­tion and 5050 draw.

The silent auc­tion and a re­cep­tion will start at 6 p.m., din­ner will be at 6:30.

Tick­ets are $85 per per­son and ta­bles of eight can be re­served.

Tick­ets may be pur­chased at the in­for­ma­tion desk of the Tourism and Culi­nary Cen­tre, 4 Sydney St. or Sa­muel’s Cam­pus Stores on the Summerside Wa­ter­front Cam­pus and the Prince of Wales Cam­pus in Char­lot­te­town.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Elaine Black at 902-894 6805 or by email: eblack@hol­land­col­lege.com.


Or­ga­niz­ers Anne MacLeod, left, and Elaine Black pre­pare for a fundrais­ing din­ner to sup­port the P.E.I. As­so­ci­a­tion for New­com­ers to Canada in the set­tle­ment of Syr­ian refugees.

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